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Campaign `72/Florida Primary and Busing #462918

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 10, 1972
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(Studio) In Florida primary, big issue is school busing.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Miami, Florida) Florida President primary is different from others. (Orlando, Florida) Busing issue dominates this campaign. Alabama Governor George Wallace campaigns relentlessly against busing and has a large following. Senator Henry Jackson also takes antibusing stance. Florida Governor Reubin Askew jeopardizes political career with campaign for busing. He did not veto busing referendum or primary ballot, but include 2nd vote on equality of education. [ASKEW - wants to know if people of Florida favor equal education opportunity for all and oppose return to dual system of public schools. Says cycle of segregation must be broken.] President Nixon will release statement on busing after Florida primary.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

Chancellor, John;
Mackin, Catherine

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